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Lawyer’s Sentence as ‘Organizer’ Upheld (access required)

A lawyer who doctored documents and acted as the “closer” for a scheme to solicit investors in partnerships to buy, hold and then donate, cemetery lots, can have his sentence for tax fraud and filing false returns enhanced for being a “leader or organizer” and willfully obstructing justice, says the 4th Circuit. In 1995, defendant, a ...